Fighting Misinformation on Social Media | Mohsen Mosleh | TEDxMIT


There is a lot of worry these days about misinformation that’s being shared on social media.
The success of this kind of content is both surprising and concerning, and has led to new fields of research exploring how much misinformation is out there, and what leads people to believe and share it. But much less attention has been paid to the more important question: What can actually be DONE about the problem? This is what I have been focusing on, and in this talk, I am going to tell you about one such possible solution and show how it could translate directly into an intervention that social media companies could deploy to fight misinformation online.
Mohsen Mosleh is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Department, University of Exeter Business School and an affiliate researcher at MIT. Mohsen’s research interests lie at the intersection of data science and cognitive science. In particular, he studies how information and misinformation spread on social media, collective decision-making, and cooperation This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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